Jesus is our Foundation
Jesus Our Only Foundation
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
Sermon Notes On Website
February 4, 2018
Verses Referenced from NIV Bible
Bulletin Front Cover: Isaiah 60:1
The Glory of Zion
60 “Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song..
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
3 For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
(1) There is a redeemer Jesus, God's own Son Precious Lamb of God, Messiah Holy One
Today is Communion Sunday – Jesus is our Lord, Savior, - Jesus is our Redeemer
Today’s Sermon – Jesus Our Only Foundation
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
2 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.[a] 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
Opening Thoughts by Darren Smith
Link on U-Tube - https://youtu.be/vlUx9jiNF0Y
1 Corinthians is a letter from Paul encouraging, teaching, and nurturing the Church of Corinth. Paul had heard of problems in the Corinthian Church. Paul’s letter to the Church was intened to Encourage Believers in their Faith and Walk with Jesus
[-] The Church of Corinth was losing its foundation in Jesus
[-] Divisions within the Church, Jealousy, Lack of Discipline, Sexual Immorality
Acts 18 – Luke is writing about Paul’s Mission to Corinth
The Gospel Saves Us and Sustains Us.
[-] A humble beginning Vs 1-3 – Trust in God’s Power Alone
No Eloquence or Human Wisdom
Absolute Dependence on God
Paul appreciated the task at hand
[-] Paul proclaimed the Gospel
[-] The Gospel rests on the Power of God
[-] The Gospel of Jesus is Paul’s foundation
[-] A Life Changing Resolution Vs 2
What is the Gospel
The Gospel must be Our Foundation
The Gospel Saves and it Sustains
Matthew 6:21 – Jesus said - 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
[-] Where is our treasure?
[-] A Powerful Witness – Vs 4-5 We need to Practice an Unselfish Release
Christians are proof of the Gospel
New Creation in Jesus
Rest on and in Christ Alone
Connect the Dots in Paul’s Writing
Testimony about God
Jesus Christ and Him Crucified
Power of God
[-] Concluding Thoughts
Jesus blazed the path for us.
Paul followed Jesus Path
Now it’s our turn